Burdette R. "Bud" Anderson

Jul 27, 2019
Anderson, Bud edited


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo, with Full Military Honors accorded by Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and the Iowa Army National Guard Honors Detail. 


Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 and 12:00-1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.



Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date


May be directed to the family


Burdette R. “Bud” Anderson, age 76, of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1943 in Waterloo, the son of Orval and Bertha (McAninch) Anderson.  Bud graduated from Waterloo West High School with the Class of 1961.  Bud was united in marriage with Victoria “Vicky” Westemeier on June 8, 1963 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Waterloo.

Bud worked as a forklift operator at Waterloo Industries.  He had formerly been employed at Jerald Sulky Co. for five years.  He was a past member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing and trapping.  He also liked to watch a good stock car race.  Bud was a Veteran of the US Army and recently was a part of a Cedar Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., an experience that was one of the highlights of his life, thanks to the efforts of Richard “Dick” Anderson.

Survivors include his wife, Vicky of Waterloo; four children, Brenda (Dave) Johnson of Evansdale, Bridget Anderson of Parkersburg, Burdette “Buddy” (Angie) Anderson of Waterloo and Brandy (Brent) Gearhart of Austinville, IA; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Crowell of Independence and Beverly Hall of Epworth; a brother-in-law, Richard Westemeier of Waterloo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Phyllis Ackerman, Sally Conner and Nancy Jergens; two brothers, William “Bill” Anderson and Rex Anderson.

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  1. Mark Chapman | Jun 26, 2020

    I lived next door to Bud and his family for nearly 15 years or so on Wakonda Dr. I always enjoyed talking to Bud, we had many conversations over many years and I always enjoyed seeing him. My thoughts are with Vicki and her brother Dick and I've told them both yesterday, that when I visited the next time, I expect to see both of their friendly faces! Thinking of all of the Anderson family at this difficult time.


  2. Jo Ann Lenz | Jul 30, 2019
    Brenda , I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad , just remember all the great moments you got to spend with him snd treasure every moment you got with him until his last breath and went home with God . He is no longer suffering with pain and in a peaceful place with the God. It is so hard to loss someone so dear and close to you. He will be watching over you and your mom . If you need anything let me know and if you need to talk call anytime day or night I am here for you.  God bless you and your family  give your mom my symphany . Hugs thoughts and Prayers to all of you . Jo Jo Lenz 
  3. Becky Wright | Jul 30, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  4. Randy Westemeier | Jul 30, 2019

    i know you are having fun fishing with grandpa,  Larry, Bobby, Rick and Rose, up there on Lake Heaven. Rest In Peace Bud and FISH AWAY!


  5. Rhonda Westemeier-Woellert | Jul 30, 2019
    I wish you all the very best at this time.  R.I.P. Uncle Bud
  6. Rita Berg | Jul 29, 2019
    My memories of my uncle Bud have always included either his love of hunting or fishing. This phase in his life put a hindrance of what he loved to do. The pain of cancer not only takes its toll on the individual, but on the family as well. I am sending my love to my Aunt Vicky and cousins. Love you and thinking about you always!
  7. Dixie Hansen | Jul 29, 2019
    I didn't know Bud well, but I knew his children (& Vicky) through my ex's family. Bill always talked kindly to me. I am sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers for Vicky, Brenda, Brandi, Bridget and Bud Jr. (along with the whole family), friends and all who loved him. He will be missed. 
  8. Mary Adams | Jul 28, 2019
    Vicky and family, so sorry for your loss. 
  9. Kimmy Sommerfeldt | Jul 28, 2019
    I'm so very sorry for your guys loss i will be praying for you guys

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